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Keyword: wtc1993

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  • ANTI-TERROR OOPS

    06/23/2008 6:46:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies · 307+ views
    NY Post ^ | 06/23/08 | SCOTT W. JOHNSON
    SPEAKING without a text in front of him, Barack Obama betrays a troubling lack of knowledge on important issues - such as the law and terrorism. In his ABC interview last Monday, for example, Obama attacked the Bush approach on fighting terror. He claimed that, in the case of "the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in US prisons, incapacitated."
  • Asking the Bombers to Try Again

    06/22/2008 12:53:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 119+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 20, 2008 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    In an ABC interview on Monday, Sen. Barack Obama urged us to go back to the era of criminal-justice prosecution of terror suspects, citing the successful efforts to imprison those who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. It was key to his attack on the Bush adminstration, which he charged, has "been willing to skirt basic protections that are in our Constitution . . . It is my firm belief that we can crack down on threats against the United States, but we can do so within the constraints of our Constitution. . . "In previous terrorist attacks -...
  • Willful Blindness--real story behind FBI's inability to stop the first World Trade Center bombing.

    06/03/2008 4:34:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 225+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-3-08 | David Forsmark
    Willful Blindness   By David ForsmarkFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, June 03, 2008 Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the JihadBy Andrew C. McCarthyEncounter, $25.95, 352pp.As the presidential election approaches and Democrats vow to reverse many of the Bush tactics in the Global War on Terror – and John McCain flirts with the disastrous idea of giving terrorists access to the American judicial system – it's worth revisiting the days of the "law enforcement" approach to fighting terrorists.Andrew McCarthy was the federal prosecutor who, against all odds, secured a long prison term for Omar Abdel Rahman, the "Blind Sheikh" who plotted the...
  • WTC bombing ended age of innocence

    02/17/2008 9:28:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 144+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/08 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - The 1993 World Trade Center bombing left a giant crater in the basement of the 110-story twin towers and an even larger hole in the nation's sense of security. With the 15th anniversary approaching, the days before the bomb blast appear to mark the last time when millions of Americans went about their business, unaware of the dangers posed by international terrorism. "Not an awful lot of people thought about how vulnerable we were," recalled Joseph Guccione, the U.S. marshal for New York. "It was a terrible lesson that was learned." Lower Manhattan tried to armor itself...
  • For Senator Clinton, It’s 1993 All over Again

    07/10/2007 9:40:54 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies · 1,298+ views
    I n February 1993, just days after their bomb failed to bring down the Twin Towers (though it did kill several people, injure over a thousand, and cause nearly a billion dollars in damage), jihadists prepared a letter warning Americans of what was to come — a letter that takes one’s breath away when reread six years after the destruction of the World Trade Center: We are, the Liberation Army fifth battalion, again. Unfortunately, our calculations were not very accurate this time. However, we promise you that next time it will be very precise and WTC will continue to be...
  • SUSPECT IN FIRST WTC BOMBING TO BE SPEAKER IN HARTFORD JULY 8, 2007

    07/02/2007 6:53:03 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 71 replies · 4,921+ views
    Americans against Hate | July 2, 2007 | RaceBannon
    One of the unindicted co-conspirators of the FIRST WTC bombing, Siraj Wahhaj, will be a speaker at a local Islamic Conference to be held THIS SUNDAY in Hartford, Connecticut. All Freepers and Lurkers in good standing are requested to drop everything to be in Hartford for this event. This meeting is being held by known HAMAS supporters, also.
  • The Clintons Lulled Us Into War

    06/28/2007 4:42:34 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 42 replies · 1,260+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 27 June 2007 | Staff
    Leadership: Rudy Giuliani makes it clear that if he and Hillary Clinton are the nominees in 2008, she will have to answer why co-president Bill didn't treat the 1993 WTC bombing as al-Qaida's Pearl Harbor.
  • Giuliani Slams Clinton Over Terrorism

    06/26/2007 3:00:50 PM PDT · by 2dogjoe · 28 replies · 1,027+ views
    AP ^ | BOB LEWIS
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday accused former President Clinton of not responding forcefully enough to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing or later terrorist attacks. The former New York mayor criticized Democrats, accusing them of weakness and naivete in dealing with terrorism. Giuliani made the comments to about 650 business, corporate and political leaders at Regent University, the conservative Christian college founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. "Islamic terrorists killed more than 500 Americans before Sept. 11. Many people think the first attack on America was on Sept. 11, 2001. It was not....
  • World Trade Center, 1993 Terrorist Attack (don't say it too loudly - Yousef had IRAQI passport)

    09/08/2006 10:14:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 4,866+ views
    espionageinfo.com ^ | 9-2006 | Judson Knight
    JUDSON KNIGHT The World Trade Center (WTC) bombing of 1993 has long since been overshadowed by the attack that brought the twin towers down on September 11, 2001. Yet, at the time it occurred, the attack loomed as large on the American landscape as the towers themselves once did on the Manhattan skyline. The attack killed six people and injured more than a thousand, the first casualties from foreign terrorists on U.S. soil. American authorities identified at least eight perpetrators, but questions remain as to the ultimate cause of the attack. The attack and its aftermath. At 12:18 p.m. on...
  • Bring This Man to Justice! (Wanted for 1993 World Trade Center Bombing)

    09/08/2006 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 826+ views
    DAMAGE BY MEANS OF FIRE OR AN EXPLOSIVE; DAMAGE BY MEANS OF FIRE OR AN EXPLOSIVE TO UNITED STATES PROPERTY; TRANSPORT IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE AN EXPLOSIVE; DESTRUCTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR MOTOR VEHICLE FACILITIES; CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT OFFENSE OR DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES; AIDING AND ABETTING; PENALTY OF DEATH OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT WHEN DEATH RESULTS; ASSAULT OF A FEDERAL OFFICER IN THE LINE OF DUTY; COMMISSION OF A CRIME OF VIOLENCE THROUGH THE USE OF A DEADLY WEAPON OR DEVICE ABDUL RAHMAN YASIN (second photograph taken in 2002)Abdul Rahman Yasin is wanted for his alleged participation in the terrorist bombing...
  • What al-Qaida Really Wants (important read)

    08/21/2006 8:10:10 AM PDT · by jefferson31415 · 58 replies · 2,572+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | August 12, 2005 | Yassin Musharbash
    * The First Phase Known as "the awakening"... or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001... The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby "awakening" Muslims. * The Second Phase "Opening Eyes" is, according to Hussein's definition, the period we are now in and should last until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the "Islamic community."...Iraq should become the center for all global operations * The Third Phase This is described as "Arising and Standing Up" and...
  • Uncertain Trumpets (Democrats will fail us if given the chance)

    08/12/2006 8:28:04 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 859+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8-11-06 | Editorial
       Uncertain Trumpets INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 8/11/2006 Leadership: If the foiled airline bomb plot sounded familiar, it should. In 1995, al-Qaida planned the same thing as the Clinton administration slept. Democrats hope to press the snooze button again in November. The 1995 plot was uncovered when Ramzi Yousef, subsequently convicted for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, hastily fled a burning Manila apartment, leaving behind bomb materials and a laptop with disks containing plans for something called Project Bojinka — the Arabic word for "loud explosion." The plot was to blow up 11 American jetliners over the...
  • Muslim leader accused of hiding ties to terrorists

    01/15/2004 1:46:37 AM PST · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 14, 2004 | Amanda Garrett and John Caniglia
    Imam Fawaz Damra helped lay the groundwork for an organization that ultimately merged into al-Qaida in the late 1980s. He was an unindicted co-conspirator of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. And he passionately raised money for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which killed dozens of Jews in Israel during the 1990s. Yet Damra, spiritual leader to thousands of Muslims in Northeast Ohio, seemed to fly comfortably beneath the radar of U.S. terror investigators - until Tuesday. FBI agents swooped in on the Palestinian cleric at his Strongsville home, arresting him on a relatively minor - and...
  • Shredding Common Sense (You're NOT gonna believe this!)

    12/14/2005 7:14:35 AM PST · by Valin · 65 replies · 2,364+ views
    American Enterprise Online ^ | 12/13/05 | Ralph Reiland
    The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was the most destructive terrorist attack on U.S. soil up until that time. Planted in a rental van, a 1,500-pound, urea-nitrate bomb exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center complex, creating a crater 200 feet across and seven stories deep. The blast killed six people, injured nearly 1,000, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage and business interruptions. It could have been worse. “If the van had been parked a few feet closer to one of the pillars,” writes James Bovard, a policy analyst for The Future of...
  • Jury faults Port Authority in '93 WTC bomb

    10/26/2005 3:21:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 597+ views
    AP ^ | 10/26/5 | SAMUEL MAULL
    NEW YORK - A jury ruled Wednesday that the Port Authority was negligent in the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 - a long-awaited legal victory for victims of an attack that killed six people and wounded 1,000. The six-person jury ruled that the Port Authority, the agency that owned the World Trade Center, was negligent by not properly maintaining the parking garage, where terrorists detonated more than a half-ton of explosives in a Ryder van. It said the negligence was a "substantial factor" in the allowing the bombing to occur. The jury took just one day to...
  • Nothing To See Here - Move Along

    10/11/2005 8:48:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 76 replies · 2,974+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 10-12-05 | Michelle Malkin
    Nothing To See Here - Move Along By Michelle Malkin October 12, 2005 Oct. 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. Seventeen American sailors were murdered in the attack. They were casualties of a war with radical Islamic terror that America hadn't yet declared and which the mainstream media still refuses to acknowledge today. Too many of us were blind in 2000 -- unable or unwilling or simply too uninterested to connect such blood-stained dots as al Qaeda's 1993 World Trade Center bombing attack, the 1996 Khobar Tower bombings, the 1998 African embassy bombings, and...
  • Trial starts in 1993 World Trade Center bombing

    09/27/2005 1:05:07 AM PDT · by Cougar66 · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sept 26 2005 | Daniel Trotta
    The plaintiffs say the Port Authority failed to act for years on numerous warnings that the World Trade Center was vulnerable to attack long before the bombing. The Twin Towers were destroyed on September 11, 2001, when Muslim militants crashed two hijacked airliners into them. Plaintiff lawyer David Dean said the public underground parking garage was left unguarded even though presidential limousines and the Secret Service's ammunition were stored there.
  • Trial Begins In 1993 WTC Bombing Suit

    09/24/2005 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 2,683+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 23, 2005 4:42 pm US/Eastern
    Families of the six who were killed and the more than 1,000 injured in the first World Trade Center bombing will see their lawsuits against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey go to trial on Monday after 12 years of legal delays. Six main jurors and four alternates were chosen Friday for the trial before State Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Figueroa. The trial is expected to last five weeks. Lawyers for more than 400 individuals and businesses who filed some 175 lawsuits, say the deadly blast on Feb. 26, 1993, from 1,200 pounds of explosives in a...
  • President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11

    09/23/2005 8:58:32 AM PDT · by abletruth · 46 replies · 1,802+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 9/22/05 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 11:15 p.m. EDT President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11 President Bush fired back at ex-president Clinton on Thursday, saying the weak U.S. response to terrorist attacks that took place mostly during the Clinton administration encouraged al Qaida to launch the 9/11 attacks. "The terrorists saw our response to the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings in the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole," Bush noted, after getting an update...
  • Trial At Last in '93 WTC-Blast Lawsuits

    09/19/2005 5:34:19 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies · 364+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 19, 2005 | Dareh Greogrian
    It was one of the most terrifying moments in the city's history — a massive car bombing that ripped through an underground garage, killing six and injuring over a thousand. And now, 12 long years later, a jury will decide whether the Feb. 26, 1993 terror attack on the World Trade Center could have been prevented.After more than a decade of maddening delays and appeals, jury selection is expected to begin today in legal actions by hundreds of victims of the first attack on the Twin Towers against the buildings' owner, the Port Authority.The suits charge the bi-state agency's negligence...